Nine times out of ten, my life in recent months could be best described as desk bound. However its not all clacking away at my laptop and Netflix binges. On occasion I abandon my desk for sunshine (or the next best thing), good food and the best shenanigans that London has to offer.
EATS: The Highlight Reel
So many memorable eats this month! I love the spicy beef and curry goat patties from the Jamaican Patty Co in Covent Garden. While I chose to dine - in, the patties are perfect for when you are on the go.
The Tikka chicken nuggets and Masala fries from Baba G's at Pop Brixton are ridiculously good. These guys know their way around a sauce, the mango pulp and creamy riatha on the fries were a revelation.
I also had a gorgeous Vietnamese lunch at Cay Tre Soho. The summer rolls were fresh and tasty. My delicious Bun Sa noodle dish was served at room temp which was perfect for the hottest day of the year.
The chin chin cupcakes from Miss Munchin's Cupcakes were so good they got their own post.
Pergola On The Roof
Sitting high above the city with the sun on my shoulders and a cold drink or two is my idea of a good time. I am forever grateful to this Fashion Killer post which led me to this West London Pop - Up. Walking up 10+ flights of stairs (there is a lift, we were too excited to notice it) to the roof of the Television Centre was totally worth it. The space has been transformed in to a slice of the Mediterranean complete with four top notch London restaurants. I went with a couple of friends on a Sunday and the atmosphere was buzzing but not too busy. You will love this if you like good food, chill vibes and people watching. It's on till the 29th August. Full details on the website.
Everything Everything at Somerset House
This was my first time going to a gig at Somerset House and I have to say, great venue! I love the outdoor experience and the sound quality was pretty good considering it was windy and a little drizzly. The band were great, they played all the hits from the new album and a few of the classics. The crowd were into it which made up for the dodgy weather although we were stuck with some jaded old men who spent the whole gig running commentary. Is that what happens to guys in bands that never make it? You go to gigs after your 9 to 5 city jobs and make notes on the quality of the bass? Is that fulfilling?
There you have it, my July adventures! I am going to be making this a regular feature so I shall see you next month. Share your favourite July moments in the comments below.